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Perfect Effect – 01: Shadow Warrior Review

Perfect Effect (PE) is a new 3rd party (company or fan group) made Transformers weapons add-on products for City Commander (Fansproject). Shadow Warrior was the first released Target master like style version on last month and I am happy able to reserved one to have a deep look at the toy especially finding out how good the quality and details everyone is expecting to be. According to the previous news way back in December 2009, PE is planning for four robots to be released this year with different alternate modes which they haven’t announced yet until now. No doubt that I am looking forward getting all of them.

GAIKING Teaser Trailer

The 3D animation these days really improved a lot and I am really amaze by it. The only problem is just how good the stories going to be impress us. This is the new upcoming GAIKING movie (I believe) and its a girl piloting it!

What is the Fuss over Alcohol Zone?

The more I read, the funnier stories coming from LegCo. The alcohol zone proposal does lighten up big flame over weeks now and even make it to the international blog news site like Dailychilli. I’m sure it sparks majority of the local Muslim are against heavily over this. I understand this also felt like insulting the religious and the country itself. Not only that, if this approved. Probably more incidents and violence will rise over years. Of course, we Chinese community do also concern on this matter. Not that we don’t.Let’s start breaking this down why creating alcohol zone does help the country in the long run. It helps to improve economics. Hopefully allow to sell in airport (a free tax zone) for passengers during transit or traveling. Helps to reduced locals (non-Muslim) and foreigners’ spending money on other neighboring countries. Helps to reduced alcohol smugglers especially prevent locals involving illegally. Better monitoring on local and foreign Muslim violating law consuming… Online Store Review! (Version 1.1 updated) is an online store based in Hong Kong and has been around for some time now which according to website started in year 2000. My first discover on this website was around two years ago, but I never pay attentions much or even try to shop there until I started searching for Transformers toys while Googling this year that they had in stock. I already made my first order and cancel it in the end. This will be explains in the review and yes, something went wrong. It was a bad experience being a first time customer. I done a research about them and it appear to be many mixed response reactions about online shop from other buyers around the world. Please note that the feedbacks are both positive and negative so I am going to tell my side of the problem.The websiteIf you remember my previous post about Rakuten International, than Angolz Store is no different and does have the similar marketing system. Only small numbers of their local shops are operated in Hong…

March 2010 Online Order

This month is surely quiet for me. I did received my orders but been so lazy to post it up. But today is a bit special because some idiot from eBay shipped out a brand new Hasbro Transformers R.I.D (1992) Space Case to me when I didn’t pay ANY single cents to him. Man, this is the funniest online thing happen in my life. I’m not really expecting this coming when thinking that probably was my last month orders finally arrived due to delay almost coming one month now. Not sure if that was a happy things or not because no one knows how the seller would actually react by this. Well, let’s hope he didn’t make any serious complains on me in eBay because I do willing to shipped back to him or maybe not. Anyway, in the picture above that was my Hobby Search order for TF Henkei! Megatron, Tamiya drill bits, Evergreen angle bar and Bandai MG Blue Frame decal. I was really lucky this time able to grab the brand new Henkei! Megatron off the list when I saw them restocks it. Good news (to me) also …

LegCo – Brunei PR Issue

I really have to thank Mr Goh King Chin speaking this loud (here and here) in LegCo session and trying to help us over the PR problem for many years now. Of course this also raise an issue among peoples in Brunei not knowing that or aware of two type of PR holder exists until now. I didn’t know either after when I found out from a Malay PR who is also local and born in Brunei. You see, even local Malay was also treated this way by not giving him full citizenship and had to go for examination. Although his PR status is better mine, I simply do not understand what are the ministers are really thinking these days and why this have to repeating every years again and again during any big meeting.No one really knows how long does this issue have to drag on but I’m glad Mr Goh are continuing to stand for all PR peoples and bravely suggesting ideas improving Brunei tourism plans. But based from my instincts, this telling may not happen probably even after I retired from my jobs. I don’t know,… Online Shop Review!

After regain interest collecting Transformers toys again last year. Looking for TF shops online took me quite sometime because most of them are from either UK or US. This is a problem for us collectors living in Asia had to pay for expensive shipping. I’m not going to include Japan because buying those more than three years old products are simply too slim finding in Japanese retail online shop today. Luckily for me, is a widely known in selling many Transformers toys and site sponsors. Finding them is very easy and most importantly the shop is located in Hong Kong.Drive into the KingdomThe website does look a bit outdated, but the availability stocks and new products are updated weekly. It just the problem they don’t always update their ‘Just Listed Items’ so it’s quite a bit hard to track down those out of stocks items in some of the TF categories. You won’t able to notice it unless you browse the site regularly to check it out.There are many TF titles you can search…

Miku’s Day

Seriously, this is crazy. I just caught up with the news about a virtual idol Hatsune Miku live performance in Japan. According to the news about the virtual live was actually successful with more than 2,500 fans (including Otaku) attending the concert. I kinda like to see it myself and experience such virtual concert one day. Nah, I’m not those creepy people so obsess on Vocaloid characters, but I do really like the songs.

First look! - KO TOYS

Some of you might wonders why ‘KO’ word was often used in toys community these days. Just don’t get yourself confused, it actually just a short term refers ‘Knock Off’. Today I am going to introduce to you all. Well, you can say they are the China toys seller specializes selling imitation products (Transformers etc).I never really think of introducing a site selling knock off toys. But it actually worth checking out because there are quite few people does collecting KO toys especially those Transformers G1 version because according to most of them, it has exactly the same quality like Hasbro. I have no idea if that is true, of course you need to get one yourself to find out that answers.It is just surprising that 95% of Transformers toys that were selling on this shop are all imitation toys. You can find most of the popular title from Transformers G1 until Revenge of Fallen. I am really having so much fun browsing all categories seeing how many KO TF toys were being produce…

eBay - February Bidding: TF RM-13 & RM14

Finally! My Transformers Robot Masters toys, Smokejumper (RM-13) and Dread Wing (RM-14) have arrived at the post this week. I got both of them from eBay bidding and won for US$29.90. That was considering cheap actually for six years old brand new toys. It just only the hardest shitty thing going to hit you was the shipping fee. It cost me US$35.00 (with tracking) shipping to Brunei and that’s the original standard USPS price even for one items only. Geezzz…luckily mine are two items, so it’s worth it.

Japanese Online Shops March Promotions

Ami-Ami and Hobby Search have been doing promotion on their discount quite aggressive last month and decided to extend yet again this month. Although I did see Hobby Link Japan (HLJ) also doing sales from time to time, but there is no doubt something big might be coming.I am holding my money at the moment and wait, looking out for more discount at this current three top Japanese shop in the middle of the month. For my opinion, the most attractive promotion is Ami-Ami offering half price on EMS shipping and that you shouldn’t missed it. Unlike Hobby Search, they are only promoting their new SAL shipping service so all items 15%-20% off (except books or magazine). The good thing are, discount also applied to hobby tools and other plastic parts so it is still a good deal, just not the shipping only.Good toy hunting everyone!